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Winter birding at Sachuest Point

Winter birding at Sachuest Point

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few places in Rhode Island where the “hot” birding comes during the winter. Winter specialties include Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Harriers, Purple Sandpipers, and a variety of sea ducks. The stars of the show are Harlequin Ducks, and in some years Snowy Owls. Meet in the


The Pegheads: A Rhode Island bluegrass supergroup

The Pegheads draw on a wide repertoire of bluegrass standards, obscure and familiar mountain tunes, laments, and traditional songs, presenting them all with stunning instrumental skill and tight vocal harmonies. Join the Pegheads at Sandywoods for a great evening of traditional bluegrass, the way it’s supposed to be played! WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN:

Providence Boat Show roundup

The new and improved 2015 Providence Boat Show was held this past weekend and everything seem to go off without a hitch. A reinvigorated boat show is what I witnessed. About 100 manufactures had vessels of all types on display: power boats, sail boats, dinghies, personal watercraft, kayaks and canoes. The show featured an enhanced

Editorial: Sports ‘journalism’ and Deflategate

To many in the sports reporting world, ‘DeflateGate’ is important for what it reveals about those ‘cheating’ New England Patriots. It’s more revealing about what passes for journalism among the reporting pack and talking heads who’ve beaten this horse into the ground for going on two weeks now. Somehow the pack knew within hours of


Worker injured on Barrington bridge project

  Motorists noticed a strange new vehicle parked at the White Church Bridge construction project in Barrington last week — an ambulance. According to police and fire officials, emergency responders were called to the White Church Bridge construction site at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, for a worker who had been injured. The

Martha M. Wood, 66, Barrington

Martha M. Wood, 66, of Barrington, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Rachel (Munson) Wood. Martha is survived by her brother Dr. R.Craig Wood and his wife Ann of Barrington, and her sister Marilyn E. Wood of Md. A service and

Elmer W. Hehl, 94, Barrington

Elmer W. Hehl, 94, of Barrington, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Born in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Harry and Christina (Pheiffer) Hehl, he lived in Barrington for many years. He is survived by a daughter, Coleen Freund of Champagne, Ill. A graveside burial was held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Charles ‘Dick’ Benedict Greenwell, 86, Barrington

Charles “Dick” Benedict Greenwell, 86, of Barrington, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Feick) Greenwell for 57 years. He was raised in Leonardtown, Md. and was a son of the late C.B. and Florence (Daffron) Greenwell. Dick was a 1952 graduate of Univ.

Tiverton's Brett Martin, left, and Stephen Gacioch give chase up court after Westport's Adam Pollameni, middle, with Chad Willard, back, and Dan Liles, right.

Tiverton scores OT win over Westport

Westport led early, but Tiverton mounted a furious late-game comeback to tie the game and then win it in  overtime 55-52 Saturday afternoon in Tiverton’s gym. Andrew Whisenant, who spent much of the first half on the bench, led that late comeback, scoring six of his seven points, and Justin Dore provided the exclamation point